As UNC Charlotte Chancellor Emeritus Jim Woodward sat in his office Monday afternoon, preparing to head to N.C. State as interim chancellor in the wake of James Oblinger’s resignation, he admitted coming out of retirement to fill in as the top administrator was not high on his list of priorities.
From The N&O:
First, at his wife’s suggestion, Jim Woodward hurriedly swapped the yellow necktie he had picked for one that was Wolfpack red. Then, he immediately plunged into a long day of meetings with deans, senior administrators and faculty senate leaders. He even was master of ceremonies at an awards ceremony for university employees, most of whom hadn’t heard of him until a few hours earlier.